Re: CBR1000RR Suspension/Sag Settings
The front springs are not necessarily soft just because the sag is higher than what has been traditionally considered normal. Remember, PRELOAD ONLY ADJUSTS RIDE HEIGHT, NOT SPRING STIFFNESS. The 1000RR (and others I've heard) have been designed with higher front sag in order to help keep the front end planted which allows better control and faster lap times. I believe the front springs are .90 kg/mm but that would have to be confirmed. What I have confirmed is that the front does not bottom out with me on it under the heaviest braking done at Road America last week. The front preload is set at 14 turns in (or 2 turns less than max), the rear preload is on the 3rd from softest, damping settings are all stock.
Overall the stock suspension worked great for my scrawny 155lb frame (without gear). That's not to say riders over 190 lbs or so won't need to change out the springs however.